January 1, 2024

Fire-Scarred Redwoods Are Rebounding by Sprouting 1000-Year-Old Buds

In August of 2020, a horrific fire swept through California's Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Ignited by lightening, the fire was unprecedented in the scale of damage it wreaked on the ancient trees. It left behind enormous charred trunks in what had once been a lush forest. Concerned scientists thought it might be the end of these trees as we knew them.

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December 13, 2023

Incredible Winners of the 2023 Environmental Photographer of the Year Highlight Our Planet’s Climate Struggles

Thousands of photographers submitted their images to the 2023 Environmental Photographer of the Year (EPOTY) contest, but it was Italy's Maurizio di Pietro who came out on top. His fascinating image of an experiment that tests the possibilities of black flies as a source of nutrition won him the overall prize in the 16th edition of the competition.

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November 15, 2023

Cristina Mittermeier on the Environmental Trials and Tribulations of Antarctica [Interview]

Conservation photographer Cristina Mittermeier has dedicated her career to the protection of the natural world. Specifically, she is passionate about the state of our world's oceans, and through SeaLegacy, a non-profit she founded with her partner Paul Nicklen, she helps shine a spotlight on environmental issues through visual storytelling. In a recent Facebook Story, Mittermeier called on world leaders to step up to the plight that Antarctica is facing.

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October 26, 2023

Earth Is at a “Tipping Point” as Study Shows Its “Vital Signs” Are at a Critical Level

A new climate report has been published by scientists, and, unfortunately, the outlook isn't good. Though this shouldn't come as a shock, particularly given the ominous U.N. climate report in 2021, it's disheartening nonetheless. According to the 2023 state of the climate report, 20 of 35 vital signs on Earth used to track climate change are at record highs. So what does this mean? Simply put, life is in peril.

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